BMA Press And Media Centre

Industry Set To Tackle Shift In Content Distribution And Streaming Services At Hybrid Event

According to BMA research, fast data connectivity is now driving an enormous demand for OTT streaming and video-on-demand across Africa. So what does this mean for the continent's content distribution industry? According to Benjamin Pius, Publisher of Broadcast Media Africa's (BMA), content distribution and delivery mechanisms have evolved, bringing - ...


AREWA24 Celebrates 7th Anniversary With Largest Slate Of New Content And Programming

AREWA24, the leading Hausa language entertainment and lifestyle television channel and production studio in Nigeria and West Africa, celebrates its 7th anniversary by giving its viewers the largest slate of new Hausa-language programming in the channel's history.  AREWA24's new slate of programming debuts in July, with new original dramas, a ...


#CommunityBroadcastAfrica – Need For Harmonised Regulatory Frameworks For Community Broadcasting

As part of BMA's Industry Programme on "Strengthening Community Radio Broadcasting in Africa" in partnership with 2Gwana Media, we recently conducted a one-day online forum on Thursday, 29 April 2021 ", Understanding Regulatory Framework for Community Radio Broadcasting".  The industry forum explored various elements that enable or hinder the growth of the community ...


Global Call For Filmmakers With Determination (Disabilities)

An Abu Dhabi based independent productions company, FilmGate Productions, together with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO), have released a global call for experienced filmmakers from People of Determination (those with disabilities). The call seeks an experienced Director, Executive Producer, writers, actors, and filming and production team from ...


#PreserveAfricaArchives: Auditing And Preparing Broadcast Archives For Digital Preservation In Africa - Online Forum

As part of the ongoing Industry Programme on “Preserving Africa’s Sound and Audio-Visual Assets", Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) with Apricity Consulting in collaboration with key industry partners have announced the No.2 in the series of industry meetings designed to help broadcast media organisations in Africa achieve successful identification, cataloguing and ...


Forum: Impact Of Regulation On Funding Capacity for Community Radio Broadcasters In Africa

At a glance, it seems that public or charitable funding is the only viable sources to fund community radio services in Africa. However, a more detailed evaluation will reveal that owners and operators of community radio organisations seek to examine the impact that regulations have on their funding and revenue ...


Industry Forum: Focus On Understanding Regulatory Frameworks for Community Radio Broadcasting In Africa

There are a significant number of community radio broadcasters in need of institutional support across Africa. These broadcasters and their institutions ask critical questions ranging from how do we address the plethora of regulatory obligations to licencing conditions and the challenges for setting up community radio services in of themselves. ...


Key Questions At Forum On Strengthing Regulatory Framework For Africa’s Community Radio Services

Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) is pleased to announce that the Industry Programme on Community Radio Broadcasting in Africa is gathering pace with the upcoming convening of industry professionals and stakeholders to a one-day virtual forum on Effective Regulatory Framework for Community Radio Broadcasting. The industry forum, presented in collaboration with ...


Industry Forum: Effective Regulatory Support For Community Radio Broadcasting In Africa

As part of our ongoing Industry Programme, in the pursuit to support the voices of the creative and draw on the passion for Community Radio Broadcasting, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), in collaboration with 2Gwana Media, will be hosting a virtual industry forum targeted at the Community Radio sector in Africa. ...


SES Market Research Says It Is Reaching 37Million+ Households In Africa

SES, a terrestrial telecommunications network and satellite provider that supplies worldwide video and data connectivity to content and internet service providers, broadcasters, mobile and fixed network operators, governments, and institutions, recently shared their recent market research findings. According to the operator's annual Satellite Monitor market research report, SES delivered over ...


More Resources Must Be Engaged To Digitise And Preserve Collection Of Africa's Audio-Visual Assets

Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) and Apricity consulting recently (on Thursday 18th March 2021) hosted a one-day virtual industry forum on "Audio-Visual Archives: Standards and Strategies For Successful Preservation and Management. This conference brought together various stakeholders from across the continent where they shared experiences, expertise, and insight into these rapid ...


BMA' View | Let's Preserve Africa's Audio-Visual Archives Now - Before They Are Gone Forever!

A few years ago, during a visit to a major broadcasting organisation in East Africa, the Director-General (DG) invited me to visit their "storage room for archived content". There, he ruminated loudly on the parlous state of the "room" and the content therein. He then turned to me and said ...


Online Forum: "Audiovisual Archives - Preservation Standards And Successful Management Strategies For Africa"

As part of the ongoing Industry Programme on the Preservation of Africa's Audiovisual Media Assets focusing on developing the capability to catalogue, archive and preserve the content assets within Africa's broadcast media industry, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) with Apricity Consulting have organised an industry forum on: "Preservation Standards And Successful Management Strategies ...


BMA's View | Could DStv And StarTimes Help Fund "Public-Service Broadcasting" In Africa?

News this week from the South African media landscape has, in the main, centred on how the South African Department of Communications is actively considering, even planning to mandate Pay-TV company Multichoice to collect TV licences that go to fund the country's public broadcaster - the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation. ...


#PreserveAfricaArchives | BMA's To Survey Industry On Status And Future Of Audio-Visual Archives

As part of the ongoing Industry Programme on the "Preservation Of Africa's Audio Visual Media Assets", Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) is announcing a series of focused industry surveys and data collecting exercises to explore and understand the status and conditions of audio-visual archives in Africa's broadcast media sector. Working with ...


BMA And 2Gwana Media Collaborate On Community Radio Broadcasting Programme

Radio remains a powerful broadcast medium. As broadcasting platforms become digital, Radio broadcasting, and especially Community Radio Broadcasting, will be expected to realise its potential as the primary medium for social information, entertainment and education. In light of this, Broadcast Media Africa has joined-up with 2Gwana Media to launch a ...


Previewing Tomorrow's Industry Forum On Reshaping Africa Broadcasting Industry - Strategies for Acceleration

Tomorrow, Tuesday 24th November, senior executives across Africa will be participating in the BMA and Intelsat's industry forum on "Post Covid: Reshaping Africa's Broadcasting Industry - Strategies for Acceleration". The virtual industry meeting will take place on ONLINE on Zoom at 10h:00 (GMT) 11:00 (WAT) 12:00 (CAT) Speakers and panellist ...


Intelsat "To Partner With Africa's Broadcasters To Modernise And Maximise Viewing Experiences"

In the run-up to the forthcoming virtual industry forum on "Reshaping Africa's Broadcast Organisations - Strategies For Acceleration" Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) was in conversation with Intelsat - the Forum's Sponsor - and we discussed, among other subjects, the company's vision and plans for the broadcasting industry in Africa. Below ...


Revenue Generation for Broadcasters In The Post-Covid World - Repositioning To Take Advantage

The Covid-19 pandemic will leave a lasting impact on how broadcasters and media organisations sustain themselves commercially. How are these changes going to pan-out? How should the industry players get ready to take advantage? This key questions and issues will be addressed during the joint Industry Forum on "Post Covid: RESHAPING ...


Industry Leaders To Explore Modernisation Of Africa's Broadcast Media Infrastructure And Platforms Post Covid-19

In under two week's time, leaders and executives from Africa's broadcasting and media industry will seek to explore and understand how best to modernise broadcast systems and operations sustainably in a post-Covid19 environment. The virtual industry forum on Strategies To Modernise Broadcast Infrastructure And Platforms In Africa is presented in ...


Understand How To Succeed With OTT In Africa at Next BMA Online Industry Forum On 24th November 2020

Across Africa, industry executives are keen to take advantage of the phenomenal opportunities with OTT streaming. To this end, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) in association with INTELSAT and n collaboration of the Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) have announced the key session to ...


INTELSAT and BMA Collaborates To Explore The Reshaping Of Africa's Broadcasting Industry

INTELSAT, the global media infrastructure provider giant collaborates with Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) to present a major virtual industry forum to explore how Africa's Broadcasting industry is being reshaped and the alignments that would take place in the post-Covid-19 environment.   The joint BMA and INTELSAT industry forum will take ...


Nigeria: TVC News Bounces Back On-Air After A Tumultuous Period!

TVC News, the Nigerian-based news, current affairs and entertainment television station is back on the air, broadcasting to audiences in Nigeria and internationally. The news organisation was targeted in a 'horrible' arson attack on 21st October that was to #EndSarsNow demonstrations.   A media statement issued by the company revealed ...


BMA's View: Destruction Of Media Houses And Attack On Reporters Not The Answer

The past few weeks have been trying times in Nigeria, and for its people and citizens. Nigerian's have taken to the street to protest the 'incessant' and 'excessive' police brutality. According to Amnesty International, not less than 38 people lost their lives when what was, by most accounts, peaceful protests, ...


Pineapple TV Committing To An 'Impressive' 95% Local (African) Content For Its Channel

Pineapple TV launched in Nigeria in June 2019 is Africa's first dedicated Children's and Family TV Channel that delivers safe, fun, and quality 'Afro-Centric Programming' to our target audience of children, between the ages of 4 to 16 years of age and Mum and Dad.   The broadcast organisation aim ...


AREWA24 Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary With A Slate Of New Shows

AREWA24, the leading Hausa language entertainment and lifestyle television channel and production studio in Nigeria and West Africa, announces a major slate of new and exciting shows to coincide with the company’s sixth anniversary. Since its launch in 2014, AREWA24 has consistently produced high-quality programming that provides an authentic Northern ...


Yebo! - The VOD Platform By A24 Media Sets Out To Change Africa’s Media Landscape

The African story is gaining prominence now more than ever before. Many sectors of the economy are working hard to own the African story, in the way they operate or even how they design their products. As the world suddenly finds itself homebound due to national lockdowns brought about by ...


Gospell Digital Technology Nigeria Sets Out To Advance Nigeria’s Digital Migration

Gospell Digital Technology Limited (GOSPELL) is a leading quality Digital TV, OTT and household entertainment manufacturing company based in Nigeria. GOSPELL was among the pioneer companies licensed by The Federal Government of Nigeria via the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ensure that all Nigerians go digital.   Founded in 2014, ...